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Thursday, February 2, 2023


Nov. 2, 2001 – Shermillia Edmeade and Ulani Pilgrim, two graduates of Charlotte Amalie High School Class of '95, decided to start a website to keep in touch with classmates here and elsewhere. In two months, the blue-and-gold site, which features lots of pictures, has had more than 1300 visitors, and a number of class members have posted bios.
The site's front page features a photo of the alma mater. Quick clicks take a viewer to the guestbook where one can read comments and add a message, a photo gallery which seeks contributions, "Flashback pictures" so graduates' kids can check out how Mom or Dad looked at the senior prom; and, sadly, a memorial page with four names.
While the guestbook is crowded with messages, fewer classmates have posted their "bios," and Pilgrim and Edmeade want to spread the word and urge classmates to let their peers know what they've been up to since 1995.
Webmasters Edmeade and Pilgrim say the idea came about when other sites, such as highschoolalumni.com and classmates.com, started charging fees for contacting classmates.
"We decided we needed something of our own," they said in an email response. The two of them do the work on the site, with suggestions from classmates. The blue-and-gold theme has been used throughout the colorful site.
Classmates' comments in the guestbook are approving and grateful. Comments have come from Texas, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Houston, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts – and the Virgin Islands. "I was starting to wonder if I was the lone survivor of the Class of '95," said one member.

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